He Will Make a Way

By Francis Frangipane

Taxes, threat of terror attacks, illness and aging, finances, political conflicts, family relationships, church struggles, fears, insurance issues, air travel impositions, job loss, gasoline prices, war, injustice, death -- these are just a few of the enemies most of us face daily. Yet let me also tell you what the Lord has spoken to my soul:

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:6-7).

The Lord doesn't want us to simply possess a generalized peace, based on having no particular problems; nor does He plans to give us a slightly spiritual, yet human-sized kind of peace. If we follow the sequence of obedience He presents, His intention is to shelter us in His very own peace: the imperturbable peace of God.

What Does Revival Look Like?

By Francis Frangipane   

People often ask me, "How will we know true revival when it comes to our city?" To me, a revival is not legitimized merely by the increasing numbers of signs and wonders. Moses, Elijah and Elisha all had great signs accompanying their lives, but proliferation of signs did not create a revival nor does their existence equate to revival. Israel was often awed by manifestations, yet spiritual signs never brought the nation to lasting repentance.

What about powerful and exciting church services? Personally, I do not believe church services, even if they are daily and continue until midnight, are themselves a convincing sign of revival. Increased services may accompany spiritual renewal, but neither are they, in themselves, evidence of a move of God.

What, then, should revival look like? On an individual, person-by-person level, a true revival looks like people being empowered to become like Jesus.